Generation Kill

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Publisher Description

Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series.

Within hours of 9/11, America’s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the “First Suicide Battalion” would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer.

Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war”(Financial Times), Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2004
June 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

rooster7011 ,

My all-time favorite book

I read the original Rollingstone Magazine 3-part article. I remember walking by the PX and stumbling across this book and remembering those key word phrases from the article. I was really excited to see it made into a book. Not surprised at all that HBO took notice and made it into a great mini series!! It's such an awesome read!

beadsorbees ,

Completely engrossing

I've never been to war, and almost certainly never will. This means I can't speak to the truth of what Wright has captured about the second Gulf War, but it certainly feels as real as it gets. Wright brings out the human qualities in each of his characters, but without embellishing any of their actions or words. The chaos and futility of war is on full display.

archman11bravo ,

Captain America!!!

By far one of my favorite reads. Read it twice so far might read it a third or more in the future. Hope the HBO special dosent ruin it though.

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